This is warm breeze in your face, arm out the window, someone else driving you somewhere you want to go pop music. Full Ugly have made an album of endearing and disarmingly sincere loping shanties, showcasing Nathan Burgess’ tuneful melodies and literal impressions of everyday life.
For every sad song, there’s one that makes you want to kick off your thongs and feel the hot sand between your toes. It is, to use the parlance of our times, all good. Drove Down is the first single from this record, and catches the band at their finest.